A cloudy day didn’t stop bagpipes, a firing party and laying of wreaths Wednesday, May 22, at The Crossings of Colonie.
Shaker coach unhappy with officiating following loss
For the Guilderland girls lacrosse team, Thursday's 15-8 victory over Shaker in the Section II Class A final ended three years of frustration. For Shaker, the frustration may last into next season.
After half-century volunteering with EMS and fire, Colonie resident stepping off call
Bill Teator, 72, has been working with several different emergency medical services within the Town of Colonie for more than 50 years and will officially retire from it all on May 31.
Glenmont fire demo part of campaign to encourage indoor sprinkler legislation
On Friday, May 17, the New York State Building Officials Conference held a fire demonstration for its members at the Bethlehem Fire Training Facility off Winne Place in Glenmont. It was held so those in attendance could “see firsthand the power of fire and how effective fire sprinklers can be” when installed in the home.
Delmar resident launches project to cultivate awareness of native plant species
Loretta Fontaine Castagna has held an interest in native plant life since she was a young girl.
Environmental Fair at Five Rivers explores the present and past
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center hosted more than 600 students from around 10 Capital District elementary schools during the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s three-day Environmental Fair.
This week, we're looking for your Suburban Council boys lacrosse most valuable player.
A Schenectady woman pled guilty to one count of assault in the second degree on a Colonie police officer before the Honorable Andrew Ceresia in the Supreme Court of Albany Wednesday morning, District Attorney David Soares said.
Spur-of-moment snapshot to be displayed in halls of U.S. Capitol
For the next year, Shaker High School senior Mitchell Aragona's photo will be on display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., after being chosen as the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 20th District of New York through Congressman Paul Tonko.
This editorial appeared in the May 22, 2013, editions of Spotlight newspapers.
This Point of View column appeared in the May 22, 2013, editions of Spotlight newspapers.
Bison eliminate Colonie in quarterfinals; will face CBA in semis
No. 3 Shaker needed a big third quarter to eliminate No. 6 Colonie 9-2 in Tuesday's Section II Class A boys lacrosse quarterfinals.
66.2 percent of voters approve of budget in excess of state tax cap
What was continuously called a challenging budgeting year for the South Colonie Central School District was capped with residents approving a 2013-14 school budget that exceeds the state tax cap.
Budget stays within the state tax cap
Residents of the North Colonie Central School District approved of the 2013-14 budget that stays within the state tax cap on Tuesday, May 21.
Couple with changes to administrator health care, unpaid day will save $332k
South Colonie Central School District teachers and administrators have approved contract givebacks for the second year in a row, and they will save the district more than $300,000 in the 2013-14 school year.
Four-run third inning propels Spartans
Several hours after the Section II baseball playoff seeding meeting at the Boght Baseball Complex, two of the more highly-regarded teams in their respective classes played each other in their final regular season game.
Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week focuses on invasive insect’s threat, precautions
New York is recognizing Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week this year from Sunday, May 19, to Saturday, May 25. Residents and visitors are being encouraged to become more aware about the invasive insect and its destructive potential towards ash trees.
Contingency funds targeted to make payroll for July
Three days after the Albany County Legislature tabled a vote on privatizing the county nursing home vote, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has sent out a request to move $2.2 million from the county’s contingency fund in the budget to meet the facility’s July payroll.
A few new faces join familiar ones as parties gear up to make endorsements
As campaign season inches closers, those seeking spots in Town of Colonie elected offices are beginning to announce their plans to run.
A tractor trailer took out four utility poles in an accident this morning, leading police to close two roads for what will likely be most of the day.